The Rational View podcast with Dr. Al Scott

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Subscribers: 524
Reviews: 9
Episodes: 198

 Jan 28, 2023
This podcast is a boring knock off Joe Rogan. I've tried to listen to 3 episodes now and find the host annoying. I wish he would shut up and let the interesting party speak more.

Lance Atienza
 Oct 20, 2021
The Podcast is very informative and fun to listen, you get to hear very interesting science while getting experts insights as well.

Jason Hunt
 Oct 20, 2021
Always a great and informative podcast. All around fun and insightful. Fantastic show Al.

Martin Jane
 Oct 20, 2021
Well balanced evidence based podcast

 Oct 20, 2021
I've been listening to this podcast since the beginning. He just great thoughtful interesting guests. Important. If you care about the world in the future. Doctor Scott's podcast is one to listen to


Physicist Dr. Al Scott addresses politically and socially divisive issues with insightful evidence-based analysis of the facts. Learn to apply the tools of science to discover the most rational path to an optimistic vision of the future.

Episode Date
Mike Conley says Earth is a Nuclear Planet
May 25, 2024
Mr. Anderson shares secrets on how to effectively debate Creationists
May 18, 2024
Dr. David Green says we don't need UBI for a more just society
May 11, 2024
The science of learning with Scott H. Young
May 05, 2024
Dr. Ben Heard on environmental advocacy in a polarized world
Apr 27, 2024
Dr. Janet Tulloch asks if The Big Bang is just another origin story (re-release)
Apr 20, 2024
David Moscrop says we shouldn't fund Catholic schools
Apr 13, 2024
Scott Santens dispels the myths blocking Universal Basic Income
Mar 30, 2024
Dr. Karl Widerquist says we need Universal Basic Income now
Mar 23, 2024
The deuterium episode controversies
Mar 09, 2024
Dr. Laszlo Boros reviews evidence for health impacts of deuterium
Mar 02, 2024
Petra Davelaar says heavy water is not healthy water
Feb 17, 2024
Zion Lights dissects degrowth
Feb 03, 2024
Humanist Joel Garreau believes humanity is poised for radical evolution
Jan 27, 2024
Critical Thinking Skills with Melanie Trecek-King
Jan 20, 2024
Dr. Chris Keefer reviews a year of nuclear successes
Jan 13, 2024
The Rational View 2023 year in review
Jan 06, 2024
Dr. Barbel Honisch tells how scientists know what CO2 levels were millions of years ago
Dec 23, 2023
Giulia Dominijanni talks bionic enhancements for the masses
Dec 17, 2023
The importance of dark skies with Rob Dick
Dec 09, 2023
Dark skies with Jim Goetz
Nov 22, 2023
How to train your brain with Andy Vasily
Nov 11, 2023
A rational rant about banking fees
Nov 04, 2023
Dr. Steven Levitsky on the crisis in American democracy
Oct 28, 2023
Prof. Naomi Oreskes exposes the ’Big Myth’ of neo-liberal economics
Oct 21, 2023
David McRaney on how to change minds
Oct 14, 2023
Jonah Messinger and Helium 4 are excited by Cold Fusion
Oct 07, 2023
Dr. Steven Levitsky on how democracies die
Sep 30, 2023
Dr. Indranil Banik weighs in on dark matter vs. MOND
Sep 23, 2023
What does science say about determinism and free will?
Sep 16, 2023
Polarizing Fukushima wastewater
Sep 09, 2023
Are we facing insect armageddon?
Sep 02, 2023
Origins of the anti-nuclear movement
Aug 26, 2023
Dr. Michael Shermer on science and skepticism
Aug 19, 2023
What’s all the fuss about superconductors?
Aug 12, 2023
Superconductors, UFOs, lab leaks, and climate change
Aug 05, 2023
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Rational View
Jul 29, 2023
Dr. Jack Gilbert describes how the microbes in our gut keep us healthy
Jul 22, 2023
Dr. Lee McIntyre makes war on disinformation
Jul 15, 2023
Dr. Brooke Goldner shares nutritional advice for autoimmune disorders
Jul 08, 2023
Bob McDonald on the Energy Transition
Jul 01, 2023
Bolstering your cognitive immunity with Dr. Andy Norman
Jun 24, 2023
A summary of what I’ve learned on nutrition and health
Jun 17, 2023
Beth McDaniel’s paint captures carbon
Jun 10, 2023
Dr. Joel Fuhrman says we can eat our way to better health
Jun 03, 2023
Dr. Valter Longo Advocates Intermittent Fasting to Live Longer
May 27, 2023
Science Communication in a Crisis with Dr. Christopher Reddy
May 20, 2023
Dr. Antonio Cabrales on the AI revolution and UBI
May 13, 2023
Can we afford [not] to have Universal Basic Income? (re-release)
May 06, 2023
The alcohol controversy
Apr 22, 2023
How should we tackle magical thinking?
Apr 15, 2023
Can we ’manifest’ our future? with Kevin Scott
Apr 08, 2023
Are we about to lose control of AI?
Apr 01, 2023
Cosmology, art and outreach with Dr. Paul Sutter
Mar 25, 2023
Dr. Robert Gale talks about treating Chernobyl victims
Mar 18, 2023
Dr. Traci Mann explains why your diet didn’t work
Mar 11, 2023
Dr. Peter Butt defends tightened alcohol guidelines
Mar 04, 2023
Dr. Edzard Ernst debunks detox diets
Feb 25, 2023
Professor Matthew Neidell says the precautionary principle is poor public policy
Feb 18, 2023
The politics of food with Dr. Marion Nestle
Feb 11, 2023
Intro to the science behind nutrition
Feb 04, 2023
A psychedelic trip into the mind with Dr. Anil Seth
Jan 28, 2023
Is nuclear energy good for the climate?
Jan 21, 2023
Why we need a Rational View
Jan 14, 2023
Alexander Wong on the new AI ChatGPT
Jan 07, 2023
Consuming rationally with Dr. Marko Kovic
Dec 17, 2022
Rationality requires managing your cognitive biases
Dec 10, 2022
Valerie Alexander on how to outsmart our unconscious biases
Dec 03, 2022
Dr. Daniel Kahneman on how we think
Nov 26, 2022
Dr. Andrew Budson has a new theory of consciousness
Nov 19, 2022
Will fusion save us? A summary
Nov 12, 2022
We need a rational assessment of nuclear energy
Nov 05, 2022
Dr. Mark Winfield discusses hydrogen, carbon and sustainable energy
Oct 29, 2022
D.J. LeClear-The Rad Guy discusses nuclear radiation
Oct 22, 2022
Stéphane Germain on GHGSat methane leak discoveries
Oct 15, 2022
Dr. Fulvio Militello discusses the MAST-U fusion program
Oct 08, 2022
Online convenience vs. customer service
Oct 01, 2022
Lutz Jaitner proposes a scientific basis for Cold Fusion
Sep 24, 2022
A review of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (Cold Fusion) with Dr. Edmund Storms
Sep 17, 2022
Is Cold Fusion pathological science?
Sep 10, 2022
Laser Fusion Ignition with Drs. Hurricane and Zylstra
Sep 03, 2022
Dr. Larry Katz on why we are too competitive
Aug 27, 2022
Dr. Marc Wortman discusses Admiral Rickover of the nuclear navy
Aug 20, 2022
Andy Vasily with deep thoughts on life and podcasting
Aug 13, 2022
Dr. Ellen deLara discusses bullying
Aug 06, 2022
Escaping my bully
Jul 30, 2022
What I’ve learned about the hard problem of consciousness
Jul 23, 2022
Angelica Oung says the world needs more CANDU reactors
Jul 16, 2022
Dr. Bernardo Kastrup on the Universal Mind
Jul 09, 2022
Dr. Gerfried Jungmeier discusses electric vehicles
Jul 02, 2022
Communicating science through fiction with Eric Choi
Jun 25, 2022
Dr. Scott Aaronson on sentience, AI and quantum computing
Jun 18, 2022
Dr. Michael Levin on cellular cooperation and cognition
Jun 11, 2022
A Buddhist perspective on awareness with Dr. John Dunne
Jun 04, 2022
Lemmel and Hofmann experiment with reality
May 28, 2022
Shorting the Grid with Meredith Angwin
May 21, 2022
Dr. Ruth Kastner and the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics
May 14, 2022
Dr. Sangeetha Menon with a Hindu perspective on consciousness
May 07, 2022
Professor Jack Tuszynski probes proposed quantum processing proteins
Apr 30, 2022
Dr. Luca Turin detects quantum clues to consciousness
Apr 23, 2022
Dr. Andy Norman on how to immunize your mind
Apr 16, 2022
Transhumanist David Pearce discusses consciousness
Apr 09, 2022
Dr. Arthur Reber claims cells are sentient
Apr 02, 2022
Consciousness: Are we more than bio computers?
Mar 26, 2022
Nuclear Reactors in a Warzone
Mar 19, 2022
Professor Lee McIntyre on Talking with Science Deniers
Mar 12, 2022
The Rational Art of War for Social Media Warriors
Mar 05, 2022
Summary of Evolution and Creationism
Feb 26, 2022
Controversial questions in genetics with Razib Khan
Feb 19, 2022
Teaching the Controversy with Professor Lynne Honey
Feb 12, 2022
Professor Niles Eldredge on Evolution
Feb 05, 2022
Paleovirology and Evolution with Dr. Welkin Johnson
Jan 29, 2022
Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass on Genesis and Evolution
Jan 22, 2022
Evolution and Genetics
Jan 15, 2022
Dr. Jessica Lovering is changing public perception of nuclear energy
Jan 08, 2022
What about the waste?
Dec 18, 2021
What about Fukushima?
Dec 11, 2021
Dr. Jan Blomgren on God and science
Dec 04, 2021
Science and Religion with Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ
Nov 27, 2021
Summary of the linear-no-threshold controversy
Nov 20, 2021
Dr. Blake Walters on cancer radiotherapy
Nov 13, 2021
A Brief History of CANDU Reactors with Chris Adlam and Tom Hess
Nov 06, 2021
Farzad Khosravi and Cicero--a rational social media option
Oct 30, 2021
Professor Don Gurnett on the Voyager Missions
Oct 23, 2021
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Rational View (2/2)
Oct 16, 2021
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Rational View (1/2)
Oct 09, 2021
Scientific Responsibility and Outreach
Oct 02, 2021
Cool Stuff: The James Webb Space Telescope with Prof. René Doyon
Sep 25, 2021
The inexorable advance of Security Theater
Sep 18, 2021
Inequity and the Pandemic with Edgardo Sepulveda
Sep 11, 2021
‘What about the waste?‘ with Sheila Whytock
Sep 04, 2021
Electrification and Climate with Edgardo Sepulveda
Aug 28, 2021
Stand Up For Nuclear with Paris Ortiz Wines
Aug 21, 2021
The Rational View podcast retrospective
Aug 14, 2021
Tax the Gas and Save Pickering with Dr. Chris Keefer
Aug 07, 2021
Gender equity in STEM fields with Dr. Merryn McKinnon
Jul 31, 2021
Dr. Charles Hall on sustainable energy sources
Jul 24, 2021
The physics of UFOs with Robert Powell
Jul 17, 2021
Environmental Advocacy with Dr. Ben Heard
Jul 10, 2021
Gender Issues in STEM with Clare Scott and Sarah Kerns
Jul 03, 2021
A Roadmap to Nowhere with Mike Conley and Tim Maloney
Jun 26, 2021
Recycling Nuclear Waste with Tom Dolan and Steve Curtis
Jun 19, 2021
Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll on Nuclear Hydrogen
Jun 12, 2021
A rational shade of green with Dr. Amita Kuttner
Jun 05, 2021
Nuclear policy with Dr. James Conca
May 29, 2021
Irrationality with Justin E.H. Smith
May 22, 2021
The Age of the Universe
May 15, 2021
Statistics 101 with Prof. Jeremy Balka
May 08, 2021
Healthy Skepticism
May 01, 2021
Michael Shermer on Skepticism
Apr 24, 2021
David Kelley's emotional AI, Uplift
Apr 17, 2021
New Nuclear with Canon Bryan of Terrestrial Energy
Apr 10, 2021
Debating Nuclear Risks with Ed Lyman, Union of Concerned Scientists
Apr 03, 2021
Nuclear Thoughtscapism with Iida Ruishalme
Mar 27, 2021
Gerry Thomas and the UNSCEAR reports
Mar 20, 2021
A decade after Fukushima Dai-ichi with Philip Thomas
Mar 13, 2021
The bright side of nuclear power with Chris Keefer
Mar 06, 2021
The case for nuclear power
Feb 27, 2021
Cool Stuff: Bioregenerative Life Support with Mike Dixon
Feb 20, 2021
Artificial Intelligence: A Powerful Tool
Feb 13, 2021
The ethics of AI with Shalaleh Rismani
Feb 06, 2021
Thomas Frey on the future of AI
Jan 30, 2021
Artificial Intelligence and an Interview with a Bot!
Jan 23, 2021
Al and Al on AI
Jan 16, 2021
Artificial Intelligence: The Promise and the Risk
Jan 09, 2021
Gun Control (Episode 4)
Dec 19, 2020
Handguns with Jamie Melnick
Dec 12, 2020
Gun Control with Jay Nathwani
Dec 05, 2020
Gun Control
Nov 28, 2020
From Darkness to Zion Lights
Nov 21, 2020
Men advancing equality
Nov 14, 2020
Nuclear vs. Renewables
Nov 07, 2020
Can we afford [not] to have Universal Basic Income?
Oct 31, 2020
The Divide of Fear
Oct 24, 2020
The Big Bang: Just another origin story?
Oct 17, 2020
Nuclear power: Is it rational to worry (2 of 2)?
Oct 10, 2020
Nuclear power: Is it rational to worry (1 of 2)?
Oct 03, 2020
What's an Eco-Modernist?
Sep 26, 2020
Homeopathy and the Placebo Effect
Sep 19, 2020
This is How Liberty Dies
Sep 12, 2020
UFOs and Aliens
Sep 05, 2020
Cool Stuff: Observational Cosmology (Live)
Aug 29, 2020
Conspiracies: Why we like them
Aug 22, 2020
Cool Stuff: LIGO--opening a new window on the universe
Aug 15, 2020
Is Monsanto poisoning us? The dirt on glyphosate
Aug 08, 2020
Fracas in the food supply: Organics, GMOs, and seed patents
Aug 01, 2020
ALAN is destroying the night sky
Jul 25, 2020
Are electro-magnetic fields killing me?
Jul 18, 2020
Vaccines: The evidence
Jul 11, 2020
The Rational View Trailer
Jul 05, 2020
Income Inequality: We’ve Botched It
Jul 04, 2020
Nuclear: the facts as I see them
Jun 19, 2020
How to effectively debate creationists.
Jun 19, 2020
Climate Change: the basics and the misconceptions
Jun 19, 2020
Closing the wage gap and the family gap
Jun 19, 2020
The other guys are [not] idiots!
Jun 19, 2020
CoVid-19: What the Heck?
Jun 19, 2020
What is Science?
Jun 19, 2020